Samsun Sivas Railway Line Why Not Open?

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samsun sivas railway line why can't emergency

It is wondered why the Samsun-Sivas Railway line has not been opened. The reason for not opening some of the relevant level crossing can not be resolved, some of them are connected to the landslide. In the meantime, it is wondered why the level crossing regulations in the project have not been complied with.

The Samsun-Sivas railway line, which was reported to be put into service at the end of 2018, has not been opened yet after nine months.

Which is one of Turkey's first President, Mustafa Kemal In the 1932 railway lines and drop service after giving the Samsun-Sivas railway line was closed to transportation 83 years by Ataturk to be modernized in September 29 2015.

TCDD General Manager Ömer Yıldız stated that t Most of the Modernization Project will be financed by EU IPA funds ende at the ceremony held at Samsun Railway Station.

“The Samsun-Kalın Railway Line Modernization Project is the largest scale project ever financed by EU IPA funds. 'North to the South, we are moving into the future with Turkey' tagline project 378 kilometer line will be completely renovated, infrastructure, superstructure standards are raised. Electrification process will be done, signaling and telecommunication infrastructure will be built. In this process, 48 historical bridge will be restored, 30 bridge and 104 culvert will be rebuilt. Also tunnels will be expanded. Station lengths will be increased to 750 meters, passenger platforms will be renewed according to EU standards, passenger information system and announcement system will be installed at all stations. ”

TCDD General Manager Omer Yildiz announced that the project will be completed by the end of 2017 and will cost 258 million euros. the other stakeholders of the project and 18 to make observations in November the European Union from Samsun 2018 (EU), Turkey The Delegation Head, Ambassador Christian Berger, "Samsun-thick rail line will be opened in January of the year 2019," he said.

However, in spite of all the time passing, hatt Samsun-Sivas (Thick) between 9 hours to 4,5 hours, which will reduce the line to be able to operate in a kind of different reactions cause. While some concerned cited the landslide between Kavak and Havza, others stated that the TCDD Level Crossing Regulation was violated.


Experts of the subject Samsun-Kalın (Sivas) Railway Line in front of the biggest obstacle in front of the Samsun-Ordu Highway traffic density, they say. Although the regulation states that no crossing can be made on roads crossing more than one thousand vehicles per day, 30.000. Experts who stated that 80 vehicles passed “The number of train trips that are considered as 000 in the first place on Samsun-Kalın line is planned to increase to 12 in time. Considering that the transit time of a train will exceed 54 minutes, this means that the Samsun-Ordu Highway will be closed to traffic at first 3 minutes and then at least 36-2,5 hours a day. ”

3 July 2013 day and 28696 Official Gazette “Regulation on the Measures to be taken at Railway Level Crossings and Implementation Principles” article 9 is exactly as follows:

“ARTICLE 9 - (1) Level crossing protection systems to be installed according to train speed and traffic density are given below.

a) Railroad level crossings with traffic signs may be opened freely on conventional lines where the train speeds are up to 120 km / h and the driving moment is up to 3.000.
b) An automatic or guarded barrier system consisting of flasher, bell and barrier shall be installed in the passageways on conventional lines where the train speeds are maximum 160 km / h and the driving moment is up to 30.000.
(2) Level crossing cannot be opened on the lines exceeding 30.000 coefficient.

21 kilometer Samsun-Sivas Thick railway line, where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk started his works by shooting the first dig at 1924 September 378, was completed at 30 September 1931. The Samsun-Sivas Thick line, which is one of the two railway lines of the Black Sea to Anatolia and built to connect Samsun Port to the Central Anatolia Region, consists of the 39 station. The line starting from Samsun passes through Amasya and Tokat provinces and joins with Ankara-Kars Railway line in Kalın Neighborhood of Yıldızeli district of Sivas. (Samsunhabertv)

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